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You know, it never fails to amaze me what a bunch of backstabbers there are within the romance community.

There’s an anonymous author who seems to have nothing better to do than bash other authors. What ever happened to sisterhood? Bitch, dontcha know that that’s my job?

Anyway, I’m not gonna link, cuz that’ll just give her the attention that she’s desperately seeking. But Dudes, check out an example of her rantings:

I wonder why she just doesn’t come out and say who she’s talking about? Can you feel the anger coming off this Author blogger in waves or what?

Does anybody actually know who she is? If anybody ever finds out, then please e-mail me and let me know. Others might be reluctant to out her, but I have no such compunctions. She deserves to be outed, just for being such a pussy.

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  • FerfeLaBat
    November 3
    5:29 pm

    My. Someone isn’t a happy camper sitting outside the inner circle. Why no link to the blog? Perhaps there’s older posts leading up to this one that will provide a clue? Or … has the meltdown already been deleted?

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  • Karen Scott
    November 3
    5:42 pm

    Ferfelabat, the main purpose of the blog is to dish the dirt on various authors, but she blogs anonymously.

    The posts prior to this one, was about different bitches, and her experiences with them. I believe she had Worthless Bitch, and Rotten Bitch.

    The funny thing is, she tends to write some mean and vicious posts, then she seems to develop a conscience, and then feels compelled to justify her attitude.

    She’s a weird one alright.

    Ooh my word verification thingy was ‘DREBBS’ Very fitting methinks.

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  • Rosie
    November 3
    5:51 pm

    People have much effing time on their hands. For cripes sakes I carve out time for the internet to enjoy the relationships I have here. Who needs the constant bickering about whatever or whoever. After wondering why they don’t have better use of their time there’s nothing I loathe more than a coward. Got something to say then put your name on it!

    Rant over.

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  • Anne
    November 3
    6:08 pm

    Damn it… email me the details! LOL

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  • Lauren
    November 3
    6:17 pm

    Do you know what? We all have people we don’t like. And we all get frustrated when those people are fake and it appears no one can see the real face. But it’s just stupid and career suicide to do this sort of thing.

    Seriously, this is what your best friend is for. You IM her and you bitch about the stuff you see and don’t like and she pets you and nods her head and you start talking about Clive Owen, happy to have vented.

    This kind of anonymous stuff usually gets outed and then what? Because as authors, we live in a small community and when we insult each other like this we insult the readers who like that other author and that’s the dumbest thing I can think of.

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  • Bam
    November 3
    7:01 pm

    Will you dish the details once you get them, Karen? 🙂

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  • Racy Li
    November 3
    7:18 pm

    Yes please, do tell!

    (Hi from a longtime lurker 🙂

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  • Anonymous
    November 3
    7:59 pm

    While I know which blog you got this from (the blog is down now, btw) I can’t tell you who is behind it. (Can’t tell because I don’t know- although I had my suspicions.)

    I’m curious too as to what author she was dishing on.

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  • Dee
    November 3
    8:31 pm

    LOL, I’m just worried it’s me being one of the bitches, but I don’t remember dissing anyone.

    I had a friend once who turned nearly this ugly and told everyone we knew that I was an evil cow, self-centered and snarly. It was news to me–and the people she told, lol. Took a while to sort out. But the way I see it, if a person is this bitter and messed up, odds are that the target of her vitriol either did nothing or very little and this gal’s personal rage leapt buildings from there.

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  • sallahdog
    November 3
    8:46 pm

    If the blogger was truly an excellent author, she would have chosen better wording for her rants…. Using the word bitch, 10 times in just a few paragraphs, tends to water down the vitriol…

    Better for her to use , twit, twat, cunt, or one of a host of other put downs in order to give us a truly vivid picture…

    alas, I am left with the impression that she is just a bitter twat who can’t get her book published and for some reason blames other, more successful authors…

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  • Kristie (J)
    November 3
    9:54 pm

    I have no idea who that anonymous author is or who she is talking about and except for a kind of train wreck kind of way, don’t want to know either. How sad that she is filled with such anger and hostility. It really must wear her out at the end of each day holding on to so much of it. And her last paragraph is a bit ironic considering her rant.

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  • Jane
    November 3
    10:31 pm

    Fortunately or unfortunately, depending on who you are, the blog is gone. Karen, you have driven her away. Share the dish when you get it.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 3
    10:47 pm

    Alas guys, she’s taken the site down now. I should think so too, talk about career suicide. I was directed to a porn site when I tried going back into her blog. How very rude.

    Whoever told her it was a good idea to start a blog just to diss her fellow peers, needs shooting. What a twat. End of.

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  • Jaye
    November 3
    11:19 pm

    If it’s the blog I think it is, are you sure she took it down? I keep getting a porn site everytime I hit the bookmark. lol. Maybe someone hacked her? Revenge being a, er, dish served cold, yaddahyaddah.

    I’m pretty sure peeps like Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton and Briana’s Mommy knows who she is. At one point, if I’d been arsed enough to follow the breadcrumbs, I could have found out. But I just didn’t care. ::shrug::

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  • Jane
    November 3
    11:34 pm

    Sybil had a post about socks a while back intimating that it was one of her commenters.

    I wonder if The DDiva redirected to a porn site as a big fuck you to blogland or if it was hacked. It’s rude either way.

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  • Angela James
    November 4
    2:09 am

    That’s what happens when you ditch a blog address, it gets picked up by spammers immediately. Same thing happened to my blogspot address as well as Jaynie’s. I was getting weird feed from spammers!

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  • Anonymous
    November 4
    2:24 am

    Oh, poo. Why won’t someone tell the rest of us clueless lurkers who it was???

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  • reader che
    November 4
    4:20 am

    Kat O- just copy and paste a portion of the rant- any portion- into Google. If you’re lucky, it’s the first link and click on the cached link instead of the website link.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 4
    7:43 am

    Aint Google fantastic? People sometimes forget that what goes on in the net, tend to have a longer shelf life than they ever imagined, even when they try to make amends.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 4
    7:49 am

    Jane, I’m wondering if it was indeed my post that finally persuaded her to ditch the blog? I guess somebody told her that if I found out, I’d out her in a heartbeat, and it wouldn’t be pretty huh?

    She’s one lucky gal, a very effing lucky gal. Hopefully, there will be no more of that kind of assholic behaviour now, although this will definitely be added to my list of ‘Authors Who Should Know Better’.

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  • Anonymous
    November 4
    7:55 am

    reader che – I found the cached pages, and realised that I’d been to the site before but I didn’t know the writer was actually an author or I would have paid more attention! *g* BUT I still don’t know who the writer *really* was.

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  • Jane
    November 4
    3:07 pm

    Karen S – You are quite the all powerful blog! 🙂 I can see how this is wrong but from a reader’s standpoint, it’s more like a trainwreck from which I cannot look away. Like Sybil posted, I think what this “anon” author did was stupid and if she was going to be anonymous why not actually name names instead of using “bitch” as the moniker.

    There is all kinds of sad about the Dishing Diva. There was no affirmation for her posts. She received only 1 or two comments, if any. She came off as a bit a whiner; there wasn’t anything about her posts that seemed righteous.

    But ultimately, it didn’t bother me because she wasn’t slagging on readers. Kind of how the Wallace/Lebrecque thing didn’t bother me or the Anne Stuart comments about her publisher. I think its my personal desire to see more of the “secrets” of publishing so when thoughts are shared, I’m interested. I think I’ll have to blog about this on Monday.

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  • Anonymous
    November 4
    7:11 pm

    As I told her, it was an asshat thing to do. And she was fucking stupid with the way she went about doing it.

    There were too many people who knew who she was to begin with and it took no real brain power to figure it out.

    I would guess (since hell would freeze over before I emailed her again) she took it down after Shan’s and angie mentioned her yesterday. And she figure out people knew who she was. I would LOVE to know how others found out.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 4
    8:37 pm

    Sybil, she put up a back-track post, just after I posted this one, and she was trying to sqay that she didn’t mean any of it, that it was just tongue in cheek. Shje must have been given a right talking to by somebody. What a numpty.

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  • Anonymous
    November 5
    1:14 am

    Where?

    And IF it is exactly as you say here… she should be really happy I don’t post private email in public forums.

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  • Helen
    November 5
    5:00 am

    You say that was written by an author?? I hope that all of her writing isn’t that dreadful. LOL I have bad days where I feel like ranting about someone that made me angry, but I don’t think I’d put that kind of whining on the internet. I have no idea who that is, but she seems very immature and pitiful to me. *shrugs*

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  • Karen Scott
    November 5
    1:16 pm

    Sybil, it was her last post just before the site got taken down. She also categorily denied that she was an author, or an ‘industry professional’ and that the blog was just a gossip blog, nothing more. If it wasn’t for the fact that it’s not only her I’d be affecting, I’d out her without batting an eye.

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  • Sandra Schwab
    November 5
    6:45 pm

    Karen, doesn’t this just prove once more that the world is full of nutcases? I mean, reviewer wars at amazon and people dissing books they’ve never read just because they don’t like cover/publisher/author’s nose??? *shrug*

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  • Desiree Erotique
    November 5
    9:11 pm

    Ok, found her finally. Good grief, she sure likes the “B”. Can we say redundant?

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  • Karen Scott
    November 5
    9:27 pm

    Sandra, this author was just vindictive, plain and simple. And stupid of course.

    Des, yes she is.

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  • Anonymous
    November 6
    12:54 am

    From my experience… most authors are fatties.. that look like they are carrying a shetland pony inside their over inflated wombs!

    Too many books and too many cakes!

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  • Kate R
    November 6
    2:18 am

    damn! someone’s been writing about me again?

    oooOOOoo and I’m betting “shetland pony” anonymous is a writer too. Yowza.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 6
    6:41 am

    Anon wrote:
    From my experience… most authors are fatties.. that look like they are carrying a shetland pony inside their over inflated wombs!

    Erm… how’s this relevant to the conversation?

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  • Anonymous
    November 6
    12:05 pm

    I found the post but can’t get it to open yet. I sure I will be able to at some point…

    But…
    one sure remember the internet never forgets (at least not without a shit load of work)
    http://cc.msnscache.com/cache.aspx?q=4175784255598
    &lang=en-US&mkt=en-US&FORM=CVRE

    to quote:
    Sometimes I just want to be me again
    Because I have mad respect for certain people, I’ll explain a few things:

    Yes. I am an author. I never lied about my identity. I just set it back a few years, to who I was prior to getting published. My name is Tyler and I was a dental assistant. I did live in Florida. You see, as an author I can’t address certain issues without hurting, not myself, but the publishing house I am proud to be a part of. Also, I don’t want any of my opinions, if they should be negative, to hurt authors I’m friends with. As far as my own reputation goes, I’m not afraid of ruining it, because I don’t plan on being mean on this blog. I’m not trying to “bash” people. Not authors, fans, and certainly not bloggers…..
    (it goes on)

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  • MaryJanice Davidson
    November 6
    7:21 pm

    I’m always amazed at how the Web makes warriors out of craven cowards. People post stuff on blogs they’d never, ever dare say in person. It’s a perfect way to spit venom and then hide behind the rock of anononymity. (I can say this with a clear conscience as I am a jerk in person, too!) If this woman spent half as much time polishing her newest manuscript as she does gurgling the word Bitch, she’d probably be on the USA Today list. Good for you, Karen, for finding her. Time to out her! After all, if she wrote it and published it, she ought to stand behind it as well.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 6
    7:55 pm

    Hey MJD, welcome back! Can you believe I’ve actually missed you, you crazy dame you!

    Sybil, I remember reading that a while ago, which is why I was so confused when she denied being an author later on. All that energy expended on that blog when she should have been writing. Ejit.

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  • MaryJanice Davidson
    November 6
    10:42 pm

    Thanks, Karen! I usually lurk here, as I’m hip deep in UNDEAD AND UNEASY right now, but I just couldn’t ignore that…that…I don’t know what to call it. I tease about the whole Authors Behaving Badly thing, but there’s a big difference between stinging wit to make a point, and just being flat-out mean. That diatribe makes all of us look like crack-addled marmosets. And I don’t need any help in that department, thanks!

    Actually, it inspired me to finally update my own blog, which is, as Martha would say, a good thing.

    http://maryjanicedavidson.blogspot.com/

    –MJ

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  • Anonymous
    November 7
    12:18 am

    It has no real baring on the conversation….. in the same way that http://www.latinabuse.com has no baring on the conversation…. but both are great ways to jerk off to!

    especially if you’ve an oversized clitty bitty ditty like me!

    shetland pony’s rule… especially up the rear hole

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  • Ann Wesley Hardin
    November 7
    7:14 pm

    Sounds more like an ickle sickle dickle.

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  • FerfeLaBat
    November 7
    9:48 pm

    That diatribe makes all of us look like crack-addled marmosets. And I don’t need any help in that department, thanks! ~ MJ

    Tempting. But …

    Not touching it. Shackling each individual finger and both pinkie toes to surface of desk and*not*touching*it.

    Whew. Close call.

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  • Karen Scott
    November 7
    10:51 pm

    Not touching it. Shackling each individual finger and both pinkie toes to surface of desk and*not*touching*it.

    Tee hee hee!

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  • MaryJanice Davidson
    November 8
    2:54 am

    LaBat, you know the WB frog? The one that secretly sings and dances (“Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal!”) and then, when someone else looks, just sits and goes, “Ribbit.”?

    You know where I’m going, doncha, dear? 😉

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  • FerfeLaBat
    November 8
    3:42 pm

    Ribbit

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  • Karen Scott
    November 8
    8:47 pm

    Am I missing something here?

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  • Anonymous
    November 15
    3:29 pm

    To Anonymous-the biggest pigeon I’ve ever met! and if you don’t know what that means look up urban dictionary. You can also find the word under chicken head.

    Since you say most authors are fatties-perhaps you would like to provide us with a picture of how you look? Obviously to make such a pigeon headed statement, you must look like a fu***** model. Perhaps, even you can try out for America’s Next Top Model and speak your witty comments there.

    If you can’t back up your statement with a pic, then I suggest you stick to the main subject and leave your dull wit where it belongs-right up your ass!

    Sincerly,

    NY Gal!

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